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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan. "It's something that I would certainly consider," Trump told Bloomberg News...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. defense officials say the number of sexual assaults reported by the military edged up in 2016. Nearly 60 percent of the victims said they faced some type of negative reaction or retaliation as a result of their complaint. But the defense officials say that...
Unlike colleges and universities, there are no national requirements for U.S. elementary and secondary schools to track student sexual assaults. But 32 states and the District of Columbia do maintain information, though it is inconsistent and sometimes incomplete, The Associated...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new nutrition standards for school lunches (all times local): 1 p.m. Schools won't have to cut the salt in kids' meals just yet. And they can skip the whole grains and replace the non-fat milk with 1 percent. That's the word from the Trump...
NEW YORK (AP) — Saying "convenience store food" may make people think of spinning hot dogs by the counter, but places like 7-Eleven are expanding their hot food offerings in hopes of stealing customers away from fast-food chains. The push by convenience stores into hot, fast,...
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Oystermen, pirates and police clashed violently more than a century ago over who could collect the Chesapeake Bay's tasty and lucrative oysters. As the shellfish makes a comeback, a modern-day oyster war is brewing, this time between wealthy waterfront...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has again rejected a challenge to California's ban on so-called gay conversion therapy. The justices did not comment Monday in turning away an appeal from a San Diego minister and others who argued the law violated their First Amendment...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is ready to roll back some nutrition standards for federally subsidized school meals, reversing elements of first lady Michelle Obama's healthy eating initiative. In his first major act in the Cabinet, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal in the case of a California police officer whose 2012 killing of an Anaheim gang member sparked riots and protests. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that ordered a new trial in the lawsuit brought by...